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Miniature Bridge Building Competition

Over the years, we have exposed hundreds of young people to the joys of designing and building a bridge. This program is a great way to engage young people in the community and build our future workforce.  We have given away thousands of dollars in prizes and college scholarships.  We are excited to bring this competition and scholarship opportunity to additional high school students this by expanding the program to three teams per school.

MBBC 2020 Winners

Alan Brubaker, Summit County Engineer with 2020 Winners, Springfield High School, Team 1

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The 2021 Miniature Bridge Building Competition has been cancelled due to the pandemic. We will still be honoring the scholarship program during 2021. We hope to see everyone in 2022!

 

Scholarships

All participants in the Summit County Miniature Bridge Building Competition are eligible to apply for scholarship money.  Annual scholarships will be awarded to students chosen by the MBBC Scholarship Committee and based on the availablity of funds. Students may apply for each scholarship category (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior) only once for a maximum of four years, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.  Scholarship applications must be returned by May 29th of each calendar year to the MBBC Scholarship Committee. 

  • College Freshman-     $ 250.00
  • College Sophomore-   $ 500.00
  • *College Junior-           $ 1,500.00
  • *College Senior-          $ 2,000.00

Potential candidates for scholarship awards must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a College/University.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • An applicant’s mandatory essay on his or her professional goals.
  • An applicant’s involvement in extracurricular activities, including civic and professional activities.
  • Letter of recommendation from an advisor.               

*College Junior/Seniors applying for a scholarship must be enrolled in a ABET accredited engineering program with documentation verifying what type of engineering.  This documentation must be included with the Junior/Senior scholarship application.

** Alternates that attended the MBBC and do not participate in the building process are not eligible for the scholarship.

If you would like more information or have any questions about the Summit County Engineer MBBC Scholarship program and process, please contact Kristin Schaffner at the Summit County Engineer’s Office, 538 E. South Street, Akron, OH 44311, or call: (330)643-8038,or fax: (330) 762-7829, or e-mail: kschaffner@summitengineer.net.

MBBC 2020 Sponsors

2020 MBBC Sponsors

Become a Sponsor

Over the years, we have exposed hundreds of young people to the joys of designing and building a bridge. This program is a great way to engage young people in the community and build our future workforce.  We have given away thousands of dollars in prizes and college scholarships.  All participants in the competition are eligible for a scholarship offered by the Summit County Engineer’s Office.  

Sponsorship is our only means of funding for this scholarship.  We offer a $250.00, $500.00, $1,500.00, and $2,000.00 scholarships for the high school students in the Summit County area who participate in the MBBC Competition to attend a college of their choice while meeting the MBBC criteria. 

Sponsorship is $600.00 and you will receive breakfast and lunch the day of the competition, T-shirts with your firm’s name, a chance to participate in the mentoring program, your marketing flyer in the program, and press exposure.

It is important to introduce the engineering and building trades to high school student in our community.  Contact Tina Merlitti at 330-643-8168 or email at tmerlitti@summitengineer.net for more information.